Montague before the snow

By Emily:

In July, we attended (and participated in) the wedding of Anthea & Shamus. After breakfast that Sunday, we headed west rather than south, and stopped by Montague to have lunch with my Aunt Susan.  The garden Susan created in honor of Aunt Kathy provides the first cheerful greeting for every person who comes to visit. This garden blooms more beautifully than anything else we saw in the area.

Susan gave us a tour of her home, the rest of her garden, and the nearby Bookmill. We loved how the owners had turned an old gristmill into a used bookstore. The Bookmill had a comfortable, lived-in feeling and seemed like it would be the perfect place to spend a rainy day.

We had a delicious lunch that Susan made, topped off with yummy vanilla ice cream and blueberries she had preserved the previous summer.

After a bit more conversation, we headed back toward DC and got home around midnight. Though I had to work on the 4th of July, I did get up early enough to make a flag cake to take to our friend’s apartment where we were watching the fireworks that night. As usual, I will always sacrifice sleep for baking.

We thought that a weekend full of wedding festivities, family, friends, and eating delicious food was a perfect way to celebrate our freedom. We are so lucky!

 

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~ by Emily Page on December 31, 2011.

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